Management of the University of Ghana says that it has reached an agreement with Vodafone Ghana to allow students access the university’s online learning content for free.
Following the agreement, the University says that arrangements are underway to distribute Vodafone SIMs to all students to facilitate the access.
The agreement with Vodafone Ghana is a result of a decision by school management to continue the remaining seven weeks of teaching for the second semester to take place online.
The online academic activities will be undertaken using the University’s Sakai Learning Management System.
In a statement signed by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor in charge of students and academic affairs, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, the online teaching schedule is expected to begin from the week of March 30, 2020 and end on May 15, 2020.
The statement, however, adds that the plan will change if the university resumes before May 15.
The closure of the University is in line with a directive from President Akufo-Addo that all schools should close down to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country.
University of Ghana is not the only tertiary institution that has moved its academic activities online.
Ashesi University, University of Professional Studies, Accra, and the Ghana Institute of Journalism are some of the institutions that have taken steps to continue the rest of their academic calendar online.